Cambridge Audio's Azur 851C is a high-end CD player that delivers exceptional clarity from your CD collection, and also functions as a state-of-the-art digital-to-analog converter and a versatile digital preamp.
Have a large CD collection? Learn about the options available on today's CD and SACD players.
With so many in-dash CD receivers to choose from, how do you pick the right one? Answering the questions in this article will help you narrow your choices to get the stereo that's right for you.
Get the answers to common CD and SACD player questions.
Maybe you want both cassette and CD in your car. Perhaps you'd like to enjoy CDs while keeping the factory radio in your leased vehicle. Try a changer for the convenience of having multiple discs at the ready.
Both SACD and DVD-Audio offer higher resolution sound than standard CDs. Learn about the technology behind them and what you'll need to take advantage of these formats.
Learn about DVD features and specifications.
Learn about Compact Disc features and performance specifications.
The tenth-generation Corolla's enormous popularity means there are plenty of good used models out there waiting for a good new owner. If you're looking for a reliable ride that's easy on gas, easy on the eyes, and easy to own, a 2009-up Corolla is a solid choice.
The Pontiac G6 is a long, sleek car that's available in a variety of body styles and trim levels. From a 4-cylinder base sedan to the performance-oriented GTP coupes and convertibles, the G6 range offered something for nearly everyone.
When you're driving a Mazda MX-5 Miata on a curvy, country road, music probably isn't all that important. But, let's face it, into each life a little rain must fall and the only thing to do when that happens is put the top up and enjoy some music. You're driving a great little car, so why not enjoy some great stereo sound?
In a world full of dull, grey sedans, the Chrysler PT Cruiser's combination of retro form and modern function attracted a large and loyal fan base. The PT is one of those rare designs that still stands out, even after a decade-plus on the road. If you want your car to sound as nifty as it looks, the PT is a great platform for an aftermarket stereo system.
The second-gen Fit improves upon all that was good about the original and adds some cool new stuff to the mix. It's a little bit bigger, a little more refined, and a little more composed, but it still has the practicality and tossability that made the Fit a hit in the first place.
The Honda Element is one of those versatile vehicles that can handle just about anything you throw at it or in it, and it's also a great setting for an upgraded stereo system.
We overhauled the audio system in a local music teacher's classroom. With quality speakers, amps, and components in place, the music he plays for his class sounds crystal clear.
Crutchfield Writing Team
Answers to some of the more common questions about car stereos.
A car stereo is the centerpiece of any car audio system. This introduction highlights the stereo's functions and makes it easier to shop for a new one.
Many new vehicles incorporate climate controls and other features into their factory radios, making it difficult to install a new stereo. Car stereo manufacturers have responded with a variety of products for upgrading your factory radio. Don't want to replace your radio? Charlie Pastorfield reviews some of your options.
Steve Kindig, Tara W.
Steve, Crutchfield Senior Editor and audio enthusiast, and Tara, Crutchfield writer and digital audio enthusiast, set up a dedicated stereo listening system. They show you what you need to enjoy your music to the fullest, from a basic system to one that's more complex.
Are you an avid music lover? Then you should have a special space and the gear you need to properly indulge your passion. This article will help you put together a high-fidelity stereo music system that suits your lifestyle and the space you have in mind.